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Course Readings Guide

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REQUIRED TEXTS

READINGS

“Seeing White” Podcast episodes 1 (16 min) and 2 (29 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University. http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-31-turning-the-lens-seeing-white-part-1/
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-32-how-race-was-made-seeing-white-part-2/

Lichtenstein, G., Chen, H. L., Smith, K. A., & Maldonado, T. A. (2014). Retention and persistence of women and minorities along the engineering pathway in the United States. In A. Johri & B.M. Olds (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of engineering education research (pp. 311–334). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Tonso, K. L. (2014). Engineering Identity. In A. Johri & B. M. Olds (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of engineering education research (pp. 267–282). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Pawley, A. L. (2017). Shifting the “Default”: The Case for Making Diversity the Expected Condition for Engineering Education and Making Whiteness and Maleness Visible. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(4) 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20181

Week 3: Intersectionality 1

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 3 (33 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-33-made-in-america-seeing-white-part-3/

Hill Collins, P., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity.  Chapters 1 and 2.

Foor, C. E., Walden, S. E., & Trytten, D. A. (2007). “’I wish that I belonged more in this whole engineering group:’ Achieving individual diversity.” Journal of Engineering Education, 96(2), 103–115. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2007.tb00921.x 

Week 4: Intersectionality 2

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 4 (36 mins)​
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-34-on-crazy-we-built-a-nation-seeing-white-part-4/

Hill Collins, P., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity.  Chapters 3-5.

Week 5: Intersectionality 3

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 5 (1 hr 2 mins) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-35-little-war-on-the-prairie-seeing-white-part-5/

Hill Collins, P., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity.  Chapters 7 and 8.

Riley, D., Slaton, A. E., & Pawley, A. L. (2014). Social justice and inclusion: Women and minorities in engineering. In A. Johri & B. M. Olds (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of engineering education research (pp. 335–356). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 6 (40 mins) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-36-thats-not-us-so-were-clean-seeing-white-part-6/

Zussman, R. (1984). The Middle Levels: Engineers and the “Working Middle Class.” Politics & Society, 13(3), 217–237. https://doi.org/10.1177/003232928401300302

Wallace, R. A., & Wolf, A. (1998). Contemporary Sociological Theory: Expanding the Classical Tradition (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.  Chapter 3.

Martin, J. P., Simmons, D. R., & Yu, S. L. (2013). The Role of Social Capital in the Experiences of Hispanic Women Engineering Majors. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(2), 227–243. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20010

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 7 (16 min) and 8 (45 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-37-chenjerais-challenge-seeing-white-part-7/
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-38-skulls-and-skins-seeing-white-part-8/

Omi, M., & Winant, H. (1994). Racial formation in the United States: from the 1960s to the 1990s. New York: Routledge.  Chapters 1, 2, 4. 

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 9 (30 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-39-a-racial-cleansing-in-america-seeing-white-part-9/

Connell, R. (2009). Gender. London: Polity Press.  Chapters 1, 4, 5, 7.

Week 9: Contemporary theories: feminist theories

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 10 (40 min) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-40-citizen-thind-seeing-white-part-10/

Mayberry, M. (1998). Reproductive and resistant pedagogies: The comparative roles of collaborative learning and feminist pedagogy in science education. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 35(4), 443–459.​

Beddoes, K., & Borrego, M. (2011). Feminist Theory in Three Engineering Education Journals. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(2), 281–303. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2168-9830.2011.tb00014.x

Barton, A. C. (1998). Feminist Science Education. Athene Series. New York: Teachers College Press.  Chapter 1.

Week 10: Contemporary theories: critical race theory

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 11 (45) Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.​http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-41-danger-seeing-white-part-11/

Delgado, R., & Stefancic, J. (2012). Critical race theory an introduction (Second ed., Critical America). New York: New York University Press.​

Pawley, A. L., Mejia, J. A., & Revelo, R. A. (2018). Translating theory on color-blind racism to an engineering education context: illustrations from engineering education. In American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Salt Lake City, UT. https://peer.asee.org/31161

Week 11: Contemporary theories: whiteness

“Seeing White” Podcast episode 13 (47 mins) and 14 (44 mins). Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University. http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-44-white-affirmative-action-seeing-white-part-13/
http://www.sceneonradio.org/episode-45-transformation-seeing-white-part-14/

Zuberi, T., & Bonilla-Silva, E. (2008). White Logic, White Methods : Racism and Methodology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  Chapter TBA.

Nichole M. Garcia, Nancy López & Verónica N. Vélez (2018) QuantCrit: rectifying quantitative methods through critical race theory, Race Ethnicity and Education, 21:2, 149-157, https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2017.1377675 

Zuberi, T., Bonilla-Silva, T., & Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. (2008). White logic, white methods : Racism and methodology. Chapter 5: Paul Holland’s “Causation and Race”.

Contemporary theories: masculinity

Potentially: “Men” Podcast episode TBA. Scene on Radio, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.

Connell, R. W., & Messerschmidt, J. W. (2005). Hegemonic masculinity rethinking the concept. Gender and Society, 19(6), 829–859. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243205278639

U. M. Akpanudo, J. L. Huff, J. K. Williams and A. Godwin, "Hidden in plain sight: Masculine social norms in engineering education," 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, 2017, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2017.8190515
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8190515&isnumber=8190427

Week 12: Contemporary theories: queer and crip theories

McRuer, R. (2006). Crip theory: cultural signs of queerness and disability. NYU Press.  Chapter 1: “Coming Out Crip”

Cech, E. A., & Waidzunas, T. J. (2011). Navigating the heteronormativity of engineering: the experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students. Engineering Studies, 3(1), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/19378629.2010.545065

Optional: Slaton, A. E., & Pawley, A. L. (2015). The power and politics of STEM research design: Saving the “Small N.” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (Vol. 122nd ASEE). Seattle, WA.  Alternatively – ES version to come soon.

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